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Winds of up to 84mph and 'tornadoes' cause chaos in Shropshire and Mid Wales

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Trees and branches have been blown over across Shropshire and Mid Wales as high winds battered the region, causing chaos on the roads and thousands of pounds in damage.

Picture of damage at Adcote School where six trees were blown over

Shortly after 11.30am emergency services all became inundated with calls that roads all over the region were blocked.

At RAF Shawbury gusts of up to 84mph were recorded.

Tree downnear Meifod in Mid Wales. Picture: @NPLlanfyllin
Here is the scene outside Thomas Adams School in Wem. Picture: @burrage82

A yellow weather was been issued by the Met Office, and is due to run into the evening.

Met Office weather warning

At Adcote School six trees were blown over and windows were smashed.

English Teacher Katy Rink said: "Break time had just started and we suddenly noticed the leaves were flying by our windows horizontally. It was a furious tornado. We told the girls to keep away from the windows and then our front door blew in and our huge pictures in the lobby all blew off the walls and shattered. We also lost one of our beautiful window panels in the Great Hall.

"It was the most intense weather event I have ever experienced."

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